Computing and ICT
At Warwick Road Primary School we believe in order to develop children into leaders and innovators of tomorrow, our children must be equipped with the range of skills for the 21st century. We are also aware that children come to school as ‘digital natives.’ As Douglas Adams quotes “Everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal.” Children come into reception with knowledge and skills of ICT and Computing, many are able to use tablets and computers. As digital natives children are brought up around technology and at ease with technology, however we also understand that children often lack the life skills needed alongside technology and therefore place a great emphasis on the teaching of Online Safety. Have a look at our Online Safety page for more information.
The necessity for pupils to develop their skills in ICT and Computing is therefore of utmost importance. The school invests carefully in its ICT provision; we have a state of the art wifi system, an ICT suite and a set of 30 laptops so that ICT is accessible in classrooms and around school. The school is well equipped with interactive whiteboards in each classroom and a computer suite which provides individual computer access.
Computing is taught discretely during an hour long session per week, in KS1 and KS2. Teachers also use the laptops to develop digital literacy skills in other lessons, using ICT as a tool to support and encourage learning.
Have a look at the pictures below to see how Computing is taught across school.